Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition N/A MN United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Trends Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Ross Valley Charter School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 813,901

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 186,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 4,437,359

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Niles Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Project TF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Trends Incorporated United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 813,901

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13110 records found.